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Body of missing man found inside dinosaur statue in Spain

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 5/25/2021 Kaelan Deese
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The body of a missing man was found inside of a papier-mache dinosaur statue in a Spanish suburb.

Police were alerted to the corpse on Sunday after a father and son in the Santa Coloma de Gramenet neighborhood detected a foul smell and the father saw what appeared to be a human leg jutting through a crack in the sculpture of a stegosaurus, according to local media reports.

Firefighters were called to the scene, and they cut open a leg of the statue to remove the body.

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The body was determined to be that of a 39-year-old man who had been reported missing by his family hours earlier. Police do not suspect foul play, according to BBC News. The report noted that local media outlets said the man, who has not been publicly identified, appeared to have dropped his cellphone inside the giant statue and fell inside of it while attempting to retrieve it, unable to climb out or call for help.

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However, police have not said how they suspect the man died, and an autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause of the death, according to the Latin Times.

The statue was being used by a former movie theater for advertising purposes. It is now removed from the public square.

Tags: News, Spain, dinosaurs, death

Original Author: Kaelan Deese

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